Archaeological Site of Tiermes
The Archaeological Site of Tiermes, shows the historical and cultural wealth of the area from the Bronze Age, through the Celtiberian peoples, the Roman Empire... until today.
Where it is?
The archaeological site of Tiermes, is 45 minutes away from Castilla Termal Burgo de Osma. Check the fastest arrival route.
Why is the archaeological site interesting?
The archaeological site is pure history, it goes back to the Bronze Age until reaching the period of Christian Reconquest. An authentic opportunity to learn about the customs and culture of the town of the Celtiberians through the archaeological remains found in the ancient city of Tiermes.
The oldest archaeological evidence collected from Tiermes goes back to the Bronze Age after the discovery of the remains of a settlement in the area of the Celtiberian necropolis of Carratiermes. What confirms us that the total period of occupation of the area covers more than 30 centuries.
The archaeological evidence of the Celtiberian city that stand out for providing more information would be the rooms and dwellings carved into the rock, the Celtiberian necropolis of Carratiermes, complex public buildings, such as the so-called 'Castelum Aquae', the thermal baths, the Forum ... of defensive streets or doors, like the tadorromana wall that surrounds the hill. The whole is completed by a hermitage from the Romanesque period in which the rich and varied decoration of the capitals and corbels stands out.
To understand the historical route of the city, we focus on one of the historical events with greater repercussion, "The Celtiberian Wars". The conquest of the Iberian Peninsula by Rome was a long process that lasted more than two centuries. During this stage "Termes" suffered the attack of Rome by the hand of the consul Q. Pompeyo in 141 BC, after signing a treaty later invalidated, the litigation continued until the fall of the city in 98 BC after the attack of the consul Tito Didio, forcing the population to descend to the plains, abandoning the acropolis and preventing its inhabitants from enclosing their new habitat.
During the long Celtiberian War, Rome sent in vain for years its powerful army against a poor people and away from the rich lands of Hispania: the Arevacos, whose main cities were Numancia and Tiermes. The latter was not submitted until 98 a. C., in which the consul Tito Didio, after his victory, forced to lower to the population of the city to the plain, leaving the acropolis that crowned the hill, and preventing its inhabitants to wall the new place.
A century later in the time of Emperor Tiberius, after the construction and improvements of the city, the Roman state gives them the constitution of autonomous entity. In the third century AD the wall is built, indicating that the city maintains its character as a local organizational center.
It will be with the Christian Reconquista when news of Tiermes returns with the construction of a church and a monastery. From this moment, the city will lose preeminence in front of the town of Caracena.
Do you want to visit it?
From Castilla Termal Hotels we offer you an interpretive visit to this archaeological site, also called the "Spanish Pompeii". The special price for clients of Castilla Termal Burgo de Osma is: Guided tour of Tiermes from Monday to Friday: 80€ / Group VAT incl.
You can visit the facilities of the archaeological site at the following times:
Winter (October 1 - March 31):
From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 18:00
Sundays and holidays: 10:00 - 14:00
Summer (April 1 - September 30):
From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 20:00
Sundays and holidays: 10:00 - 14:00
For more information on guided tours, opening hours for the public... by clicking on the following link http://www.museodetiermes.es/Contacto/ or by calling the telephone number 639 185905 or 975 352055
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